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Rajnath Singh

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Rajnath Singh: Defence Minister of India
Rajnath Singh is an Indian politician serving as the Defence Minister of India. He is the former President of Bharatiya Janata Party. He has previously served as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and as a Cabinet Minister in the Vajpayee Government. He was the Home Minister in the First Modi Ministry. He has also served as the President of the BJP twice i.e 2005 to 2009 and 2013 to 2014.

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Rajnath Singh launches Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation via video-conferencing [Video]

Rajnath Singh launches Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation via video-conferencing

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation (NIIO) through an online webinar on August 13. UP CM Yogi Adityanath and others were also present at the..

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‘Defence Ministry estimates 4 lakh crore orders in 5-7 years’: Rajnath Singh [Video]

‘Defence Ministry estimates 4 lakh crore orders in 5-7 years’: Rajnath Singh

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday listed some of the items on the negative list released by India. Singh said the negative list of 101 items will promote indigenization in defence..

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Rajnath Singh releases negative list of 101 items to promote indigenization in defence production [Video]

Rajnath Singh releases negative list of 101 items to promote indigenization in defence production

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had released a negative list of 101 items to promote indigenization in defence production. "This is a comprehensive list. MoD (Ministry of Defence) estimates that..

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Rajnath Singh releases book chronicling VP Naidu's 3 years in office [Video]

Rajnath Singh releases book chronicling VP Naidu's 3 years in office

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh released a book titled 'Connecting, Communicating, Changing' in Delhi on August 11. The book chronicles M. Venkaiah Naidu's three years in office as the Vice..

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Rajnath Singh hails ‘Atmanirbhar’ vision after India bans import of 101 items [Video]

Rajnath Singh hails ‘Atmanirbhar’ vision after India bans import of 101 items

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh spoke on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ vision. Singh said 'we can save large proportion of money by producing in India'. He inaugurated..

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PM Modi holds meeting to review current flood situation via video-conferencing [Video]

PM Modi holds meeting to review current flood situation via video-conferencing

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting on August 10, through video-conference with Chief Ministers of Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala to review their preparedness to..

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Rajnath Singh inaugurates 'Atma-Nirbharta Week' [Video]

Rajnath Singh inaugurates 'Atma-Nirbharta Week'

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attended the inaugural session of 'Atma-Nirbharta Week'on August 10 at South Block in Delhi. 'Atma Nirbhar Bharat' is the vision of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi..

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If we manufacture things within India, we'll be able to save large section of capital of country: Rajnath Singh [Video]

If we manufacture things within India, we'll be able to save large section of capital of country: Rajnath Singh

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attended the inaugural session of 'Atma-Nirbharta Week' on August 10. He said, "If we become capable of manufacturing things within India itself, then we will be..

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Import ban on defence items indicates India's manufacturing capability: Ex-DRDO DG [Video]

Import ban on defence items indicates India's manufacturing capability: Ex-DRDO DG

NITI Aayog member and former Director-General of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Vijay Kumar Saraswat on August 09 hailed the step taken by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to impose..

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India bans import of 101 defence items to promote 'Make in India': Rajnath Singh [Video]

India bans import of 101 defence items to promote 'Make in India': Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that Centre is encouraging 'Make in India,' to reduce country's dependence of importing defence items. He also emphasized on 'Vocal for Local' by saying that India..

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Defence Minister remembers Udham Singh for his valour [Video]

Defence Minister remembers Udham Singh for his valour

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on August 09 addressed through a webinar to remember sacrifice of martyr Udham Singh. During his speech he remembered the sacrifice of martyr Udham Singh by saying that..

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Rajnath Singh announces embargo on 101 defence items in push for self-reliance [Video]

Rajnath Singh announces embargo on 101 defence items in push for self-reliance

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh announced embargo on import of 101 defence items including artillery guns, assault rifles and transport aircraft in a major reform initiative to boost the domestic..

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India to put import embargo on 101 defence items: Rajnath Singh [Video]

India to put import embargo on 101 defence items: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on August 02 announced that his ministry will introduce import embargo on 101 items to boost domestic manufacturing of defence equipments. "The list of 101 embargoed..

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Rajnath Singh pays last respects to Amar Singh in Delhi [Video]

Rajnath Singh pays last respects to Amar Singh in Delhi

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh paid last respects to Rajya Sabha MP and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh at the his residence in Delhi's Chhatarpur on August 03. Rajnath Singh also met..

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Amar Singh dies at 64 [Video]

Amar Singh dies at 64

Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh passed away at the age of 64 on August 01. He was undergoing treatment at hospital in Singapore for several months. Amar..

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Vikram Chandra on first Rafale jets landing amidst warm welcome, other stories [Video]

Vikram Chandra on first Rafale jets landing amidst warm welcome, other stories

As the first batch of five Rafale jets landed at the Ambala airbase, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh termed it as the 'beginning of a new era in our military history'. The jets will not only provide a..

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India cannot keep depending on imported defence supplies: Rajnath Singh


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Shah, Rajnath Singh laud PM Modi for launching transparent taxation platform

Union home minister Amit Shah and defence minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for launching a platform for "transparent" taxation.
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From Rahul Gandhi to Rajnath Singh, tributes pour in after renowned poet Rahat Indori's death

Renowned poet Rahat Indori passed away on Tuesday after he tested positive for COVID-19. He was 70. From Rahul Gandhi to Rajnath Singh, here are some Twitter reactions on the death of Rahat Indori.
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Embargo on 101 Defence Imports: Ray of hope for Indian manufacturers

Defense minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday came out with the list of 101 items that will not be imported from any other countries now onwards. The list includes several small and big items which now GOI..
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India could have been in top 3 world economies in next 7-8 years if Covid-19 had not hit: Rajnath Singh


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More items will be included in negative list of defence imports: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Monday asserted the ban on import of 101 types of military equipment is a big step towards making India self-reliant in defence production and more items will be added to..
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to launch 'Atma Nirbhar Bharat Saptah' today

This comes just a day after Rajnath Singh announced an embargo on the import of 101 defence items to realise the goal of indigenisation of defence products.
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PM Modi to present new outline for a self-reliant India on August 15: Rajnath Singh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will present a new outline for a self-reliant India in his address to the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on August 15, defence minister Rajnath Singh said on..
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh imposes embargo on 101 defence items, check list here

In a series of several tweets, the minister said that this is a big step towards self-reliance in the defence sector
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MoD introduces import embargo on 101 items in big push to Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative

In an attempt to promote indigenous weapons over expensive foreign ones, defence minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday announced an import embargo on 101 items beyond given timeline to boost indigenisation..
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Vasundhara Raje meets Rajnath Singh amid Rajasthan political crisis


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Inquiry committee instituted to establish cause behind crane mishap: Rajnath Singh


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26,000 handmade rakhis presented to defence minister Rajnath Singh for soldiers in Ladakh


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Rajnath Singh on arrival of Rafale jets: 'Those who want to threaten our territorial integrity should be worried'

As the five Rafale jets landed at Ambala air base on Wednesday, defence minister Rajnath Singh said "those who want to threaten our territorial integrity should be worried about our new capability."
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Touch down of Rafale jets in India marks beginning of new era in our military history: Rajnath Singh

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said the touch down of Rafale jets in India marks the beginning of a new era in our military history. "These multi-role aircraft will revolutionise the..
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Watch: Five Rafale fighter jets land at Ambala airbase, given ceremonial water salute

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh informed that the five Rafale fighter jets from France safely landed at the Indian Air Force base in Ambala. The jets were given a customary water salute upon their..
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Birds have entered Indian airspace, happy landing in Ambala: Rajnath welcomes Rafales


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If enemy attacks us, we will give befitting response as shown in Kargil: Rajnath

If an enemy attacks India, it will give a befitting response as shown in Kargil, defence minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said on the 21st anniversary of the country's victory over Pakistan in the..
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India briefs Israel about border row with China, decides to further strengthen bilateral military ties

The two countries also decided to further strengthen their already expansive military ties during the telephonic conversation between defence minister Rajnath Singh and his Israeli counterpart..
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Border row with China figures in Rajnath's telephonic talks with Israeli defence minister

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday held a telephonic conversation with his Israeli counterpart Lt Gen Benjamin Gantz during which India's border row with China in eastern Ladakh figured..
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Rajnath Singh: IAF deployment ‘has sent message to adversaries’


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IAF's rapid deployment of assets in eastern Ladakh sent signal to adversary: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday complimented the Indian Air Force for its rapid deployment of assets at forward locations in response to the border row with China in eastern Ladakh, saying..
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Chinese troops still present at Finger 5 area of Pangong Tso in Ladakh, next few days critical: Sources

The development arose a day before Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir on July 17-18.
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Advani, Joshi, Uddhav invited for Ayodhya ‘bhoomi pujan’

Frontline leaders of the Ram temple movement, including L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, are among the invitees for the "bhoomi pujan" in Ayodhya on August 5, which is likely to be attended by Prime..
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Rajnath hails 16 Bihar soldiers for bravery against PLA in Galwan

Defence minister Rajnath Singh, during his visit to forward areas of eastern Ladakh on Friday, had special words of praise for the gallantry displayed by soldiers of 16 Bihar who fought with Chinese..
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Rajnath personally conveyed appreciation to soldiers for displaying bravery in Galwan clash

n his visit to eastern Ladakh on Friday, defence miniser Rajnath Singh personally conveyed his appreciation and compliments to the Army personnel from the Bihar regiment for displaying exemplary grit..
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Rajnath visits key forward post along LoC in Kashmir


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Video: 'Jo Bole So Nihal...': Rajnath Singh chants with soldiers near LoC in Kupwara

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited a forward post near the LoC in Kupwara district of J&K and interacted with the soldiers deployed there.
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Rajnath Singh's statement just 'rhetoric': P Chidambaram


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Video: Rajnath Sigh visits Amarnath Temple in Jammu and Kashmir

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited the Amarnath temple in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.
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Rajnath Singh offers prayers at Amarnath cave shrine

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday visited the holy cave of Amarnath and offered prayers. Singh spent about an hour at the temple complex there. On Friday, defence minister Rajnath Singh..
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Amid terror threats, Rajnath Singh to visit Amarnath Temple today

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will on Saturday visit the Amarnath temple in Jammu and Kashmir.
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Hopeful, but can’t guarantee China talks outcome: Rajnath Singh

No force in the world can grab Indian territory, asserted defence minister Rajnath Singh while addressing troops on Friday at the west bank of Pangong Tso, around 40 km from where Indian and Chinese..
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Rajnath Singh witnesses military drill in Ladakh displaying combat readiness

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Friday witnessed a military drill involving a fleet of attack helicopters, tanks, infantry combat vehicles and ground commandos at a high-altitude forward base here...
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Not an inch of our land can be taken away: Rajnath Singh in Ladakh

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Friday told soldiers posted in Ladakh that not an inch of our land can be taken away by any power. "Talks are underway to resolve the border dispute but to what extent..
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Rajnath Singh witnesses para dropping, scoping weapons at Leh's Stakna

Defence Minister is on a two-day visit to Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir.
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Defence minister Rajnath Singh witnesses para dropping skills of Armed Forces at Stakna, Leh

Troops of Armed Forces carried out para dropping exercise here in presence of the Defence minister and Army officials. The Defence minister also witnessed scoping weapons. Defence minister is on a..
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Defence minister Rajnath Singh arrives in Leh to carry out security review


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Rajnath Singh arrives in Leh on two-day visit to Ladakh, J&K

The minister will take stock of the situation at both the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and the Line of Control (LoC).
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Rajnath Singh to visit Ladakh, Srinagar later this week

While they will visit Ladakh on July 17, both will be in Srinagar on July 18. While Pakistan constantly violates ceasefire from across the LoC, China has continued to intrude into Indian territory in..
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Rajnath Singh, Army chief to visit Ladakh on July 17-18

Rajnath Singh and Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane will visit forward locations in Ladakh.
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CDS, Service chiefs meet Rajnath


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Rajnath discusses security situation with US counterpart amidst border row with China

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Friday briefed his American counterpart Mark Esper on the latest developments in the over two-month troop confrontation with China, which has seen India deploy..
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Rajnath calls on US couterpart Esper, discusses LAC row

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Friday briefed his American counterpart Mark Esper on the latest developments in the over two-month troop confrontation with China, which has seen India deploy..
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PM Modi greets Rajnath Singh on birthday


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Rajnath holds telephonic conversation with South Korean counterpart


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Rajnath Singh discusses COVID-19 situation, defence cooperation with South Korean defence minister

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday spoke to his South Korean counterpart Jeong Kyeong-Doo over the phone.
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Defence minister Rajnath Singh reviews situation in eastern Ladakh

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Friday carried out a comprehensive review of the situation in eastern Ladakh with top military brass in view of the withdrawal of troops from the friction points by..
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Rajnath Singh to meet CDS General Bipin Rawat, three service chiefs to discuss India-China border dispute

The meeting will also focus on the overall security situation of the country.
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Eye on China: Govt plans to hike budget allocation for BRO

With an eye firmly on China, the government plans to hike the budget allocation for the Border Roads Organization (BRO) to Rs 11,800 crore during the ongoing fiscal to boost infrastructure development..
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